By Carolyn Martin (CHEC Director of Government Relations)
Praising God in the Storm
The rising storm that began well over two decades ago with a group of multi-millionaires whose goal was to take over Colorado (read The Blueprint or watch The Rocky Mountain Heist for more information) culminated this year with the most radical socialist policies ever seen at the Capitol. In the four previous years of their reign, the foundation was being laid through policies that created the exact crisis needed to push us in the direction of ever more government control. The most recent crisis is the astronomical rise in property taxes. The destruction of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) is the target.
Meanwhile, parents were being called barriers to their children’s well-being; our pre-Constitutional, God-given, unalienable rights were downgraded to state-given rights; and minority voices were brutally ridiculed and silenced. The reimagined vision presented by the majority depicting the coming future of Colorado leaves God completely out. But the Father has not abandoned His people.
I praise God for the three young women He brought to me who served as my interns this session. They saw God working in the midst of the storm and they gave me hope for the coming generation.
I praise God for all the divine appointments He orchestrated. Some I clearly recognized as being from His hand, others I may not have attributed to Him, but I knew He was always with me.
I praise God for the faithful ones who came to pray with me. The standing prayer time kept me going when I would have rather stayed away from the spiritual darkness of the Capitol building. I also praise Him for the many who prayed for me, and I’m grateful for the emails of encouragement along the way that always came at just the right moment.
I praise God for the favor He graced me with that enabled several bills to be amended to protect homeschoolers across the state.
Yet, as the session ends and new laws are put into place, we the people of Colorado will now have to grapple with what our response to the heavy hand of government should be. It is a necessary struggle as we see our country move further away from God and His principles. As homeschoolers, we must be ever mindful that the freedom we have today to educate our children as God directs is solely dependent on His grace and our cooperation with His will. Pray the people will seek His wisdom and heed His call!
God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. (Habakkuk 3:19a ESV)
Trusting in the mighty power and grace of Jesus,
Carolyn Martin, CHEC Director of Government Relations